Day: August 12, 2013

Global Viewpoint : Kerry’s support for military coup in Egypt undermines US position in Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry’s said the military coup in Egypt was ‘restoring democracy.’ This view confirms Muslim Brotherhood claims that the US would rather prop up a military dictatorship than accept an elected Islamic government. Leaders must choose their words accurately. By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Op-ed contributor, Bernard-Henri Levy, […]

Before Amy Pickering, PhD, left Bangladesh, she stuffed a bright green, 70-pound iron water pump into her suitcase, carefully bolstering a key piece of her

Before Amy Pickering, PhD, left Bangladesh, she stuffed a bright green, 70-pound iron water pump into her suitcase, carefully bolstering a key piece of her research project, which aims to improve the health and save the lives of children in the Dhaka slums. Pickering and her colleagues at Stanford, including an […]

Robert Fisk: Devilish compromises of fighting ‘evil’ played out on stage… and real life: Shaw’s 1907 play about a weapons manufacturer is now more relevant than ever

And so to Major Barbara at the Abbey. Every Western arms salesman I have met – usually at arms “fairs” in the Gulf – knows Andrew Undershaft, the grotesque, brilliant, intellectual weapons manufacturer in George Bernard Shaw’s 1907 play who abides by the faith of the armourer: “To give arms […]